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Twitter’s Role in the Fight Against HIV

Twitter isn't just a platform to read news, engage with like-minded individuals, launch insults or give praise. It's also a far-reaching and revealing digital "petri dish" to study human behavior that may help predict disease outbreaks, like HIV, and inform public health efforts, as several studies and social media experts have shown over the last few years.

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    Twitter’s Role in the Fight Against HIV

    January 23, 2017

    Twitter isn't just a platform to read news, engage with like-minded individuals, launch insults or give praise. It's also a far-reaching and revealing digital "petri dish" to study human behavior that may help predict disease outbreaks, like HIV, and inform public health efforts, as several studies and social media experts have shown over the last few years.

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    Getting a Medical Education from Your Headphones

    January 20, 2017

    Stacks of text books and medical journals may soon go the way of the Dodo for many physicians looking to stay updated on latest medical research and breakthroughs. Digital learning tools, such as podcasts, are the way of the future—at least, according to Penn Medicine resident physician in Neurology, James Siegler, MD.

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    Big Ideas for Big (ish) Data

    January 18, 2017

    I sat down with Mike Draugelis, former Lockheed Martin missile defense engineer turned Penn Medicine’s Chief Data Scientist, to learn a bit more about the topic, the use of big data in health care and beyond, and the future of the industry.

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    Easing Transitions Every Step of the Way

    January 16, 2017

    At Penn Medicine, the new Transgender Patient Advocate Program pairs volunteers with trans patients who may benefit from help connecting to providers and making appointments, minor insurance questions, ensuring care providers and frontline staff are respectful, and any other issue they may face along the way.

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    Some Patients Grow Wary of Opioids as Epidemic Looms

    January 13, 2017

    Nearly all of the cancer patients Erin McMenamin, MSN, CRNP—a registered a nurse in Radiation Oncology—speaks with are afraid of opioids, citing shocking statistics they’ve read about in the newspaper, tragic stories they’ve seen on the evening news or downright incorrect information they’ve read online.

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